These AR shopping apps will make it less traumatic to buy your next bikini

Singles Day—a festival in China that celebrates unmarried young adults—also happens to be one of the largest online shopping days of the year. Thanks to the e-commerce site Alibaba, and its annual 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, shoppers were treated to a new shopping experience called Buy+ in 2016.

Link: These AR shopping apps will make it less traumatic to buy your next bikini
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a way forward for Google Cloud

Google had no shortage of significant feature function announcements at Cloud Next 2017 in San Francisco last week but is still looking for a clean narrative to sum up why it should be a preferred enterprise cloud provider.
The truth though is that cloud is far from “done” in terms of enterprise…

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Android 8.0 O To Feature New Notifications, App Icon Badges, Picture-In-Picture, More

Android 8.0 the next major iteration of Google’s mobile OS, might not be that far away from its first developer preview, but thus far, apart from one collection of rumors including mentions of smarter messaging and gesture-based shortcuts, there have been little to no clues as to what changes the update has in store for us.

Link: Android 8.0 O To Feature New Notifications, App Icon Badges, Picture-In-Picture, More
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Amazon downgraded as cloud competition from Microsoft and Google bite

Analyst Brent Bracelin from Pacific Crest has downgraded their price target and growth expectation for Amazon, after expressing concerns around increasing competition from alternative cloud vendors, mainly Microsoft and Google.He reiterated an Overweight rating, and cut his price target to $895…

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Time To Update Your Facebook And Messenger Apps

With over 1 billion people around the world using Messenger each month, not everyone is going to have the same experience. Most people can’t buy the latest smartphone each year, and so their Messenger and Facebook app experience will undoubtedly differ. But now it’s time to update your apps. If you can’t – keep reading. .

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Microsoft releases fifth Windows 10 preview in a row with only bug fixes and improvements

Microsoft today released yet another preview build of the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update with no big features — just bug fixes, really. Build 15061 appears just one day after build 15060. Today there appear to be just four changes. Some virtual private network (VPN) connections weren’t showing up in Settings > Network & Internet > VPN, but now they all should be there, Dona Sarkar, a software engineer in Microsoft’s Windows and Devices Group, wrote in a blog post.

Link: Microsoft releases fifth Windows 10 preview in a row with only bug fixes and improvements
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Eurocom’s Sky X9E3 Is a Fully Upgradable Gaming Laptop

Fancy a desktop processor in your laptop? How about dual MXM graphics card slots? While such a machine is likely not as ‘portable’ as the laptop designation would make it seem, it is interesting to see a notebook product built specifically for upgradability, and that is exactly what Eurocom has done with the Sky X9E3.

Link: Eurocom’s Sky X9E3 Is a Fully Upgradable Gaming Laptop
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CAPCOM invites nostalgia with Ghost’n Goblins for mobile

CAPCOM is not done with its classic arcade game porting spree, promising to bring at least four of its arcade classics to Android. They started by releasing the vertical-scrolling fighter plane shooter 1942. Now we’re getting the second game of this series from the Japanese gaming outfit, another nostalgia hit in “Ghost’n Goblins.” Ghosts’n Goblins was first released to arcades more than 30 years ago – it’s probably older than some of you reading this article.

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Analytics Cloud for HR

Connect and blend data from HCM and talent systems for deeper insight into your workforce. Identify top performers and drive informed decisions. Include data from third-party providers and other external sources to get a broader perspective and greater visibility. Easily scale up and expand your analytics as business needs grow.

Link: Analytics Cloud for HR
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Photo planning app that helps you track the stars is now on Android

If you need photography calculators, location scouting, and astronomical planning, PhotoPills could save you cash over buying separate apps — and it’s now on Android, too. A popular iPhone photography planning app is expanding to Android platforms — earlier this week, PhotoPills launched a beta version on Google Play.

Link: Photo planning app that helps you track the stars is now on Android
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Android O details begin trickling in, with notification syncing, badges reportedly on tap

With just about two months to go until Google I/the Android 8.0 rumor mill is just about ready to start churning at full speed. And right on cue, 9to5Google has the first report, with just enough juicy tidbits to whet our appetite for more. Each version of Android seems to bring changes to notifications—most recently, Nougat delivered direct replies and bundling—and it looks like Android O will continue to tweak the system.

Link: Android O details begin trickling in, with notification syncing, badges reportedly on tap
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Spotlight on open source project SONiC for Microsoft cloud networking

With Microsoft’s foray into the cloud, it was imperative for the company to learn how to manage a global-reaching product that is highly reliable, available, secure, and scalable. It’s not an easy task, requring hundreds of datacenters, tens of thousands of switches, and who knows how many nodes…

Link: Spotlight on open source project SONiC for Microsoft cloud networking
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